150TH Engr. Combat BN. Association
  Once again we are going back to Shoreway Acres Resort Inn, located on Shore Road, Falmouth Ma. The date is May 13 to 15th., but many will be showing up Monday the 11th. and approximately 30 rooms have already been booked. At our annual meeting, besides voting to return to Shoreway Acres, an election was held to elect the officers of our organization. The results were as follows: Bob Pearl, President, and Arthur Boucher, Vice Pres. Phil Dobruck, Secr., and Joe Keegan, Treasure.

  The turnout last year was less than at the 50th. but still very successful. We had a First Timer in Bob Crimmins, who had a great time and is hoping to attend this year. Another who hadn't attended in many years is Don Galli, and we expect to see him back again. Also we were glad to see Edmond Manfredi, who had not been to the gathering in several years.

Following is a list of attendees at the 51st. Reunion:

Maine - Alyre Ayotte, George Kimball, George Restuccia.
New Hampshire - Charlie Dwelly, Roland Lee, Bill Morrissey, Charlie Tommassi
Vermont - Armand Boudeau - Ohio - Norman Cutler - Florida - Norman Cortis
Penn. - Harry Buckner, Leo Davis  -  Maryland - Arthur Makholm
Conn. - Ed Bigenski, Joe Calve, Phil Dobruck, Milt French, Donald Galli, Henize Kahl, Walt Kulowiec, Norm Southergill, Bob White
Rhode Island - Vinny Bianchi, Honey Carbone, Ralph Desimone, Leo Lepage
Massachusetts - Arthur Boucher, Tim Butters, Bob Crimmins, Dick Cutcliffe, Jimmy Dellova, John Disalvo, Jim Donoghue, Jim Feeney, George Gaetani, Pinky Harris, Anthony Jackett, Joe Keegan, Jim Kresqe, Carlton Leach, Al Landano, Joe Lenza, Ted Lodi, Pat MacIsaac, Bob Mahoney, Edmond Manfredi, Bob Pitts, Anthony Pinto, Bob Pearl, Paul Routhier, Curt Shaw, John Ventura, Mike Zorbas.

  Also in attendance were Stan Wojtusik, National President of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. Tom Jones VP, and John McAullife, Pres. of Western Ma. VBOB, along with Charlie Calri, VBOB member from Falmouth.

  Once again we are in debt to those who were unable to attend, but sent generous contributions for dues and Hospitality Room expenses;
Elliot Antognone, Gunar Anderson, Otto Brauer, Richard Gremlitz, Curtis Hinson, George Hantis, James Inman, Nick Kakunes, Ralph Knaust, Bill Lamb, Mike Luciano, Jim Melanson's Wife, Armand Pouliot, Tom Sullivan, Charlie Mone.

  We can't thank these people enough, as their contributions go a long way in defraying the expenses. If I have missed anyone, please let me know and I will make sure to include your name in my next letter.

  Plaques were awarded to the following men of the 150th. Eng. for years of dedicated services.
Armand Boudreau, Joe Calve, Hank Bunton, Carl Ciambrone, Dick Cutcliffe, Leo Davis, Heinze Kahl, Walt Kulowicz, Al Lando, Carlton Leach, Ted Lodi, Art Makholm, Bob Mahoney, Bob Pearl, Bob Pitts, George Restuccia, Norm Southergill, Charlie Tommassi, John Ventura, Mike Zorbas.

  Sadly, we have a few more departed comrades since the last reunion. These names will be read along with all of our other deceased comrades of the 150th. Eng. at our Ceremony, Thursday evening. The ceremonies are lead by our Honor Guards from Dedham, Ma. with Bill Morrissey as Sergeant of Arms. Last year, Taps were blown by Al Madden, who has played Taps at Military Funerals World Wide.

  On a lighter note, the 150th. Eng. Combat Battalion, is now on the Internet, thanks to Bob Pitts, and his son Rick. You can connect to our Website at this address. (Use all small letters except capital C in Combat and E in Engineers. No Spaces.)

You can send Bob Pitts E-Mail using: Click here for email
  If any member of the 150th. Eng. wants to add information for the Website, send your request to: Bob Pitts - Po Box 2345 Jamaica Plain, Ma. 02130-1220.

  As of now, there are very interesting stories and articles on the Website by Bill Morrissey, John David, Bob Pearl, Norm Southergill, and Col. Reagan. A Listing of our reunion, pictures of bridges we built, and other interesting accounts of the 150th. are available for all to enjoy. Our many thanks to Bob and Rick Pitts, who will continue to update information about the 150th.

  Although I do not have a computer, some of my children, and grandchildren have computers, and have gone into the Website and printed up information off the Website for my use. Most of you I'm sure, have children or friends with access to the Internet, or maybe your public library will allow you to view our Website pages. Enclosed is the reunion reservation form which shows just a slight increase. Please mail your response in early, the rooms are on a first come, first served basis. From the rooms that have already been reserved, and many are arriving on Monday, it is shaping up to being another great reunion. Wishing you a good winter, and looking forward to seeing all of you at Shoreway Acres in May of 98.

Your Committee,
Vinny Bianchi - Jim Donahue - Tim Butters - Carl Cumbrian - Paul Rather - Ralph Desimone - John Disalvo- Jimmy Dellova - Bill Morrissey - Bob Pearl - Pat Macisaac - Walter Kulowiec - Pinky Harris - Arthur Boucher - Roland Lee - Charlie Mone - Al Campopiano - Curt Shaw

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